Eliminating Us And Them

Author: Steven Romero
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430236442
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Challenging popular notions of what it takes for IT organizations to succeed, IT governance evangelist at CA Technologies Steve Romero presents many of the theories and ideas around IT governance, the key components of successful process management, and behavioral management as key factors in IT's success. The topic of IT governance has never been more popular than it is today. Almost every organization recognizes the need to establish sound IT governance, and almost every enterprise is still very immature when it comes to the discipline. This book challenges and calls into question the traditional approaches and strategies for running IT organizations. The concepts presented in the book are timeless, but reflect the recent changes in the organization's view of the role of the IT department. IT can become a major asset to an organization, often even becoming "the product" in today's Internet-based sales environment. Eliminating "Us and Them" discusses these changes and presents three areas that contribute most to the change from an alienated and oft-despised department to a key tool for organizational success: An in-depth understanding of IT governance, which has never been more popular than it is today. An in-depth understanding of process and process management, a discipline that more and more enterprises are investing in and establishing formal organizational constructs to enable and support. A case-study view of how an enterprise can establish, promote and instill the values that foster positive behaviors in every person in the organization, with the intent of influencing their ability to realize enterprise goals. Romero's insights are based on more than 30 years working in IT and over four years as an IT governance evangelist, traveling around the world, speaking at hundreds of events, and visiting more than 100 companies espousing the approach in this book. What you’ll learn If you are an IT professional, you'll see how you can help become more important to your organization. If you are a manager, you will understand what IT can bring to your organization and how to accomplish it. After reading this book: You will have an acute understanding of IT governance and will be able to engage the topic from a business perspective or an IT perspective. You will gain in-depth insights into the discipline of process management. You will understand the art and science of process management and will have a much greater ability to successfully establish and maintain business processes. You will have an understanding of how behavior influences enterprise success, and how to go about fostering behaviors necessary for enterprise success. Who this book is for This topic is a universally recognized problem that finally has a reasonable solution. The book will be quite useful for IT professionals looking to make their role more meaningful in the organization, but the book is written so that managers will come around and see that they have a very important untapped asset—their IT department—that they can turn around quickly to meet the needs of the organization. The book also appeals to laypeople who have seen the disconnect between IT and the organization at large, and are interested in solutions to this problem. Table of Contents Us and Them When IT is "Us" and "Them" Falling in Love with IT Governance The State of IT Goverance IT Governance Decisions IT Governance Mechanisms IT Governance Processes Beginning the IT Governance Journey Process (And Why Everybody Hates It) How I Fell in Love with Process Barriers to Process Understanding Process Process Design Process Implementation Process Management Process Roles Process Governance Employee Empowerment The Links Between Behavioral Management, IT Governance and Process The Critical Nature of Enterprise Values Process-centric Values and Behaviors The Challenges of Behavioral Management Walking the Talk Why Hasn't IT Fixed It? Governance, Process and Organizational Behavior

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

The Business Owner s Guide to Financial Freedom

Author: Mark J. Kohler
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613083750
Format: PDF, ePub
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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURETailored for small business owners and entrepreneur like yourself who are looking for long-term financial planning and wealth management, The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom reveals the secrets behind successfully investing in your business while bypassing Wall Street-influenced financial planners. Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler and expert financial planner Randall A. Luebke deliver a guide catered to your entrepreneurial journey as they teach you how to create assets that provide income so work is no longer a requirement, identify money and tax-saving strategies, and address business succession plans to help you transition into the investment phase of business ownership. Learn how to: Pinpoint the dollar value of your business with a step-by-step formula Eliminate and avoid bad debt while leveraging your good debt Uncover investment strategies Wall Street won't tell you Achieve long-term goals with the 4x4 Financial Independence Plan Find an advisor willing to look out for your best interests Super-charge your 401(k) and leverage your insurance to get rich Create the best exit strategy for you, your business, and your family Avoid the most common mistakes in real estate investment Protect your hard-earned assets from security threats ready to strike You can't predict the future, but you can plan for it. So if you're ready to stop treating your business like your only asset and want to start making it your most valuable legacy, this book is for you!

What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

Author: Steven D. Hales
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697855
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.

The Existence Principle

Author: Q.B. Gibson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401150664
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When we ask whether something exists, we expect a yes or no answer, not a further query about what kind of existence, how much of it, whether we mean existence for you or existence for me, or whether we are asking about some property which it might have. In this book, this simple requirement is defended and pursued into its various and sometimes surprising implications. In the course of this pursuit, such questions arise as `Do appearances exist?' `Do unknowable things exist?' `Do past and future exist?' `Does God necessarily exist?' This novel and non-technical approach to important philosophical questions will be of interest to senior students of philosophy and, indeed, to all general readers with philosophical interests.

Strategic Management

Author: Philip Sadler
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749439385
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On the surface, strategic management appears to be quite straightforward: it is all about deciding some medium- to long-term goals, bringing together the resources, devising a plan and schedule, and then getting on with it. However, in the real world it isn't quite this simple.

International Aviation

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788128486
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Examines problems U.S. airlines experience when operating abroad & efforts of the departments of State & Transportation to eliminate these problems. Recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness of the U.S. government's efforts to work with foreign governments to eliminate the obstacles U.S. airlines face that reduce their ability to compete with foreign airlines. Charts & tables

The Business Forecasting Deal

Author: Michael Gilliland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470769652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical-nontechnical-solutions to the problems of business forecasting Written in a nontechnical style, this book provides practical solutions to common business forecasting problems, showing you how to think about business forecasting in the context of uncertainty, randomness and process performance. Addresses the philosophical foundations of forecasting Raises awareness of fundamental issues usually overlooked in pursuit of the perfect forecast Introduces a new way to think about business forecasting, focusing on process efficiency and the elimination of worst practices Provides practical approaches for the non-statistical problems forecasters face Illustrates Forecast Value Added (FVA) Analysis for identifying waste in the forecasting process Couched in the context of uncertainty, randomness, and process performance, this book offers new, innovative ideas for resolving your business forecasting problems.

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions with featured article Before You Make That Big Decision by Daniel Kahneman Dan Lovallo and Olivier Sibony

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422191435
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones. If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps. Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to: • Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo • Support your decisions with diverse data • Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor • Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning • Test your decisions with experiments • Foster and address constructive criticism • Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams